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Debian: New bidwatcher packages fix format string vulnerability

Date 18 Feb 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 687-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 18th, 2005           
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Package        : bidwatcher
Vulnerability  : format string
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0158

Ulf Härnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a
format string vulnerability in bidwatcher, a tool for watching and
bidding on eBay auctions.  This problem can be triggered remotely by a
web server of eBay, or someone pretending to be eBay, sending certain
data back.  As of version 1.3.17 the program uses cURL and is not
vulnerable anymore.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.3-1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your bidwatcher package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      637 2a65bc6cbed81466721793318948aed4
      Size/MD5 checksum:     3368 b36c63ae2e6a5c42bb13c506f980e1ba
      Size/MD5 checksum:   136679 2094c233fa21c80f65d5dce1bf4fb133

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    95574 dc1f1c5581af8526fe916ea0246fec8e

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    85060 6dff37d2dbb68c869553b4008b47f7df

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    82152 49d709d2f5a81dcfd8b462d60af5218b

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   103978 874237be875f51817240c7ce79a96732

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   109292 b164a9dc42b40a2eda85896dfec8d310

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    79942 7d101eb867927c88d5ec2fd127494497

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    81562 f0f65a2f84feef4dc4afa5cb82126350

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80606 1e2786878f126a90e26c6894d44f7d35

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    81478 19128bd956597ed8ed7c6780b09ee15d

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80902 d4d892f6ffb796106bdcb09c8ed3181a

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80802 d5882fbca7b6a7b2205a1fb8b5c76112

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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